Y’know that shade over half the population who make about ten percent of Big Two comics, probably about half of the rest, and whose work gets about five percent of the attention? Yeah, those folks: women?
You remember women, right – the ones who don’t get to say “I done made a comic” without some internet dickdribble making death threats.
In the spirit of celebrating great work (and of not being that guy), this week we’re spotlighting a bunch of comics with female creators.
Why not by men? Because we’re PC-brigade, anti-man, white genocide committing, safe-space loving, freedom-hating liberal fascists, of course! Also because fuck you and your barely-veiled misogyny.
Now shut up and read these lovely comics.
(We’re sorry about the faint background church bells in this episode. If you like, you can think of it as an elaborate performance metaphor about patriarchal religion ruining everything? But mainly, the church down the road would not shut up for about an hour.)
- Space Battle Lunchtime – Natalie Riess
- Silvia Carrus’ web comics
- Princess Princess Ever After – Katie O’Neill
- Otherworld Barbara – Moto Hagio
- Power Ballad – Molly Brooks
- Marie Enger’s web comics
- Carta Monir:
- Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
- Aphton Corbin:
- Tillie Walden:
- Skim – Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
- Drama – Raina Telgemeier
- The Nameless City – Faith Erin Hicks
- Livestock (preview) buy it here – Hannah Berry
- Jogging – Anna F Hallstrom
- Greasy’s Guide to Nookie & Fairytales for Bad Bitches – Comic Book Slumber Party
Some of the lists we used as starting points:
- 10 female cartoonists you need to know (2017) – Zainab Akhtar
- 10 female cartoonists you need to know (2016) – Zainab Akhtar
- #VisibleWomen – Kelly Sue DeConnick’s hashtag thread
- Comics about women, by women – Comics Alliance
Obviously we’ve missed stuff, and this skews web/current. What else y’all got?